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Bay Athletic Club has transformed her hometown

Alpena, Michigan, is one of the poorest counties in one of the unhealthiest states in America. It’s a place, says Trina Gray, “where fast food, smoking, illness, and obesity were a way of life.”

It was those conditions that, in 2006, inspired Gray to found the Bay Athletic Club (BAC), a 13,000-square-foot facility situated in the Alpena Regional Medical Center. Since then, Gray has launched and conducted a crusade to make health, fitness, and wellness serious concerns in this community of 10,000. Thus far, her efforts have touched the lives of half its residents.

BAC currently serves about 2,000 active members, as well as individuals who participate in its ongoing programs, which are open to nonmembers.

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